Seriously POP! achievement in Gears POP!

Seriously POP!

Defeat 100,000 pins, win 1000 Versus Battles, reach highest Versus League and clear 1000 Horde Waves

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How to unlock the Seriously POP! achievement

  • AbsoIuteZero xAbsoIuteZero x744,702
    26 Aug 2019 12 Sep 2019
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    This achievement will be a long, long grind so here is what to expect regarding this:

    100,000 pins: Each game of versus at 4.0 average power cost I was using about 25 pins per match. Note, that multiple character pins do count as defeating multiple pins (thanks to ChrisD0811 for the confirmation. Although the achievement states to defeat pins, it will roughly be about the same as what you play so for raw numbers, we will go with 25-30/match ymmv. For Horde, it is a little different because of two things: 1. what percent of the horde you kill vs your partner and 2. what type thumper you use. So far I have had 50% 2 wave thumpers and 50% 3 wave thumpers. Maybe I am not high enough level but those are the only two I have seen (Bronze League level 10). For this guide we will use a 2.5 wave average which equates to about 30-40 pins defeated per match which is about 12-20 pins per wave (we will use 20 to be optimistic) but once again ymmv. Since you have to win 1000 versus matches and clear 1000 horde waves you are looking at:

    1000 x 30 = 30,000 for wins
    1000 x 20 = 20,000 for cleared waves

    Assuming a 80% wave clear rate and a 50% win rate:

    1000 x 30 = 30,000 for losses
    200 x 20 = 4,000 for uncleared waves

    This totals to be about 84,000 pins so there is still a little ways to go so if by now you have not reached it just continue playing as you see fit.

    Edit: Also, you will get more pins than the suggested above because wretches, snub soldiers, lancer crew, gnasher gang, etc count as multiple enemies. This will add probably close to 5-10 (we will use 8 as an average) more each match than the above suggestions so:

    2000 games at 8 more pins =16,000.

    Coincidentally, that 84,000 and 16,000 totals the 100,000 needed.

    The next phase of this will be reaching Gold in versus. This will be a pain, because you cannot just grind this out, you actually have to be very skilled at the game. Gold league requires 2400 cogs and once you hit Bronze you will lose roughly about the same amount of cogs as if you were to win. This means you will have to win ~25 more games than you lose (starting at Bronze) to reach this league. Each season (so far) looks like they will last over a month, so there is plenty of time to reach it if you are persistent and skilled. Note that if you are in a Bronze or higher league you will not go below 1599 cogs once the season resets, so it will not be a complete loss.

    Edit: Keep in mind that you will possibly have to drop serious cash to reach this league. I am having trouble getting to Silver league and I spent $15 (Luckily I had some google play money) and have hit a plateau. Also, over time the f2p people will start to cap out their pins so as long as you are persistent you will eventually be high enough ranked to perhaps reach this league. Who knows, maybe TC will adjust the cogs needed each season. We will find out end of September.

    You can track this by going to Missions -> Achievements -> Seriously POP! at the very bottom.

    You can track the versus matches won by going to your player profile and looking under your statistics to see how many matches you have won.
    You can see if you have reached the highest league by the League Legend achievement.
    Horde waves cleared can only be tracked up to 500 by the Endless Summer achievement.
    As of now there is no separate way to track the defeated pins count except for the Seriously POP! achievement tracker in game.

    I would appreciate comments that show what builds you are having success with. I know that depending on your level some pins will be better than others, but right now this is what I am running with their level beside them:

    Dom - 4
    Grinder - 3
    Reyna - 4
    Old Man Marcus - 1
    Marcus - 3
    Ink Grenade - 9
    Gnasher Gang - 5 (I swap this out occasionally maybe for Kait, JD, or Longshot)
    Snub Soldiers - 10 (I swap these out often for something else to try out)

    EDIT Sep 12, 2019: Almost all pins have been either nerfed or buffed so this loadout is not the best at the current state of the game. I am experimenting to find out the best combination for the new pin stats.

    Hopefully this guide gives you a little insight so please leave me a comment for something that would be beneficial to add to this solution. Good Luck!!!
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    Resident eLailI can confirm you do NOT have to currently be in Gold Arena to pop this achievement. I had deranked all the way down to Arena 1 when it popped.
    Posted by Resident eLail on 08 Sep 19 at 22:27
    The SCHWARTZ 00This doesn't all have to be done in one season, right? The season ends in 7 days and I just hit Gold but Im waaaay behind in wins and Horde waves.
    Posted by The SCHWARTZ 00 on 23 Sep 19 at 00:50
    JuicyjamsThis is the crew i made it with recently and it was aweful. There are bot teams here that will hold you and push you back in certain levels until you realign your team or level them up. You will catch on to which are real and not if you've been playing a while. So the crew I have that is damn near unstoppable currently is this -
    reyna Diaz level 4,
    kait Diaz level 6,
    Drone division level 10,
    Savage grenader level 11,
    Locust drone level 14
    Hammer of dawn level 3,
    Snubb soldiers level 12,
    Sentinel level 9.
    My ultimate has always been the seeder. Level 7.

    The max when ingot this was 2800. It was horrible getting there. Absolutely the worst. As soon as I got there everything was a breeze I win with no trouble now. Its painful and expensive to do. If your not going to pay I wouldn't even think about completing this... ever.
    Posted by Juicyjams on 29 Oct 19 at 02:48
    PIECREAM 4 UWith the latest patch that dropped and someone who played 24/7 is there anyway to unlock this achievement ?
    Posted by PIECREAM 4 U on 21 Apr 21 at 17:11
    ttfp saylowThis is for sure the closest I've ever got to a "Seriously… achievement on any Gears release. I'm happy with that… usually, I get nowhere near the requirements!
    Posted by ttfp saylow on 22 Apr 21 at 11:06
    metallicafan459I’d say no nfnp you’d lose your mind! (If you mean starting now)

    The gold league is going to be unobtainable 1.5 days before the game closure - so that’s a huge ask before then

    The 1,000 wins would be a huge task - let alone the 100,000 pins you need to kill. You’d need a second dummy profile to stand a chance at all.

    I think you probably get 20-30 pin kills per match on average? So probably about 250-300 hours just for the pin kills
    Posted by metallicafan459 on 22 Apr 21 at 20:48
    TurtzerkerUsing optimal boosting strats on horde mode, you can get roughly 1200 pins an hour but that would require you to be done with everything else. I'd say that if you have over 50000 pins as of the writing of this comment, you may be able to do it assuming you have a full weekend ahead of you and an alt account in your squad/clan. Unfortunately, this still has to be done manually so, realistically, a more suitable goal is to have 75000 pins already but if you feel like inflicting a serious amount of trauma to your body by staying up 2 days straight for 100 gamerscore in a shitty game...by all means, go ahead. Just finished tonight and I absolutely regret doing this. idk why the devs couldn't have at least done something to make the pin grind easier. I had 1750 wins by the end of this grind and nearly all of my pins maxed out (including legendaries). Not worth.

    Also, to answer a common question I have seen floating around: Yes, once you hit gold rank, you can absolutely de-rank and still get credit for Seriously Pop. Just absolutely make sure you get gold rank first before that.
    Posted by Turtzerker on 24 Apr 21 at 09:23
    qwxxI wish they would have made it so one kill was equal to ten and one win was equal to five or something.
    Posted by qwxx on 24 Apr 21 at 18:56
    RegeI only need 200 wins and 25000 kills, I hope I can do it by the end of tomorrow.
    Posted by Rege on 25 Apr 21 at 09:59
    IamYourGodNowBeen grinding out VS for the last week. Went from barely over 200 up to 640 right now. Hoping I can get 360 wins before the servers go dark tomorrow for Seriously. Best of luck to everyone working on these, it's been a fun couple of years.
    Posted by IamYourGodNow on 25 Apr 21 at 18:11
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